SAN DIEGO -- Popular DJ Drew G (Andrew Montalvo) has performed many gigs at local night spots over the last couple of years, but as of earlier this month, he now calls San Diego home.
Nightlife revelers will now get to see more Drew G around town, in between his travels to perform at some of the hottest nightclubs, parties and special events around the world.
The 30-year-old Drew G is recently partnered with Eric Hanser. Drew G says he is happier than ever and so glad to have made the move from West Hollywood, Calif. to San Diego. He was born in North Babylon, N.Y.
Drew G recently gave SDGLN a little more insight into his DJ career.
SDGLN: When did you start spinning, and why?
Drew G: Started spinning in late 2003 after starting to attend parties at the Roxy and Avalon in NYC I became obsessed and abandon my punk rock roots and guitars for a set of turntables.
Vinyl, CDs or digital? Why?
Digital now. When I first started I played on turntables then CDs then computers. It just logically makes more sense. As a producer you can do so much more digitally with music, effects, pitching, sampling etc. anyone who has heard me play knows I love samples. :)
What type of music do you spin?
A happy blend of EDM and pop. I'm all bout vocals and knowing the words but I always loved hard beats. The basis for the "dirty pop" sound was to combine the music I loved and package it in a way that club goers would also love it.
What type of music will you NOT spin?
Country, although I've remixed Taylor Swift.
What is the most bizarre song request you have received?
There's a too many to list. People ask for some strange s*** when they're drunk.
What song do people request the most?
Currently I'd say it's all about the new Katy Perry and Lady Gaga tracks.
Do you adjust your music to fit the crowd? How?
Of course. I'm not going to play the same set at Rich's as I would at Bourbon Street. There's a huge difference between bar and club sounds.
What is the funniest thing you have seen on the dance floor?
Depends on the booth, elevated booths I usually get to see quite a bit of "action" so to say. Crowd-level booths typically will showcase the sloppy drunks ... we love those :)
What is the most scandalous thing you have witnessed while spinning?
There was a four-some once in the middle of my dance floor at Voyeur in Philadelphia once. I'm pretty sure I got kinda caught up watching and forgot I was spinning. lol.
Which venue or party was your favorite?
I love all the venues and parties I play for different reasons.
What do you love most about being a DJ?
Getting to share the music I love and create with others.
What advice would you give someone who wants to get into your profession?
It's a very tough road to walk down, be prepared for anything and everything. Just follow your heart.
What song best describes you and why?
Krewella's "Live for the Night." Does it really need explanation? ;)
Top photo: Drew G at San Diego Bay.
Middle photo: Drew G with his partner Eric.
Bottom photo: Drew G in the DJ booth.